Charles Dickens says it best in his book A Tale of Two Cities.  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
 
Through the stewardship of Peter Baillie and Angus Macpherson, our two stalwart Presidents of the past two years, we have managed to keep functioning as a club. They couldn't have done it without the support of our hardworking, generous members, friends and families. Our sponsors have also had a big part in getting us to where we are. You all have been resilient, out-of-the-box thinkers and that has allowed us to continue and even grow during this turbulent period.
 
As we move forward the effects of this period of history will continue to challenge us.  The future is just as uncertain to us as others who faced daunting times through history.  Like them, we will continue to prepare for the future, today.  We will continue to grow, we will continue to Serve to Change Lives.
 
Dave Spaven, President, Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside, 2021-2022.